Monday, October 2, 2023

Video: Phoenix Crowd Heavily Boos Ty Gibbs During Xfinity Series Championship Celebration

ty Gibbs booed at Phoenix NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship
Ty Gibbs put in an incredible and clutch performance, as he won the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship, but the crowd at Phoenix Raceway didn’t forget that they dislike the young driver a week after his Martinsville antics. Screengrab from USA Network Broadcast.

Ty Gibbs is the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion and he drove an inspired race in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway, but it’s going to take more time than a week for the NASCAR fanbase to move past the thought that Gibbs is a dirty driver.

Following Saturday’s race, where Gibbs drove ultra clean and where he held off Noah Gragson in the closing laps for the championship, the fans let Gibbs have it when he exited his No. 54 Toyota Supra to celebrate.

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As Gibbs wound up his burnouts and stopped to get out to raise his arms into the sky, the crowd went berserk.

Here is a video from Gibbs’ post-race frontstretch celebration, which was shortened due to a constant shower of boos:

The talk should be about how a 20-year-old driver, who has already recorded 11 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins, has now gone on to upset the Xfinity Series’ strongest driver during the 2022 season head-to-head for the championship.

But, unfortunately, Gibbs really wanted a Martinsville clock last week, no matter the cost. Now, he begins paying off that debt with boos even during his biggest on-track achievements. However, if Gibbs continues to drive as clean as he did on Saturday, there could come a time and place when he wins the fans back over.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is an award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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